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2258247 - ORA-00904: "PA_CBT_EXAM_DEF"."EXAM_NAME": invalid identifier


  • The below error is returned when searching for Exams

  • Error
    Please report the following error to your system administrator:
    javax.servlet.jsp.JspTagException: ORA-00904: "PA_CBT_EXAM_DEF"."EXAM_NAME": invalid identifier


  • SuccessFactors Learning Management System

Reproducing the Issue

  • Within the Admin Console navigate to:
    • Content->Exam Objects
  • Attempt to search for exam objects


  • The issue has also been known to occur when selecting filters for the 'User Exam Data' report


  • There is a flag defined for the LMS that can cause this error. Further investigation is needed to determine root cause.


  • In order to resolve this a modification to the search selector is required.

  • Navigate to System Admin>Configuration>Search Selectors.

  • Find the one for the Exam object and choose to modify.

  • Within the text box find the setting for 'checkActive', it should be currently set to true.

  • Modify this setting and set it to 'false'.

  • Apply your changes and then monitor the behavior.



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